Ed Silverstein

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Gaming Law, Tribal Gaming, Crime, Gaming Research----An award-winning journalist with credits ranging from the Associated Press to American Lawyer Media, Ed joined the Casino.org news team in 2019 with decades of legal reporting expertise under his belt. His past reporting and editing assignments include Cowles Business Media, Columbia University Press, the Connecticut Post, and Southern Connecticut Newspapers, Inc. Besides the law and its application to the gaming industry, Ed’s areas of expertise span business, courts, crime, politics, education, and state and local government. With an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut (where he now lives), and master’s degrees from Harvard and Yale, Ed’s professional awards include recognition from the New England Press Association and New England AP News Executives. Email: ed.silverstein@casino.org

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915 stories by Ed Silverstein

Metro Cops Search for Summerlin, Nev. Casino Parking Lot Carjacking Suspect

Nevada police continue to investigate this week’s carjacking in the parking lot of Summerlin’s Red Rock Casino Resort Spa. The suspect appears to remain at large as of this weekend. On Wednesday night, a silver sedan pulled up to an unnamed woman...

Ed Silverstein September 18, 2021

Golden Nugget Biloxi Casino Shooting Leaves One Dead, Suspect Held on $1M Bond

A 30-year-old Alabama man remains in custody this weekend after he allegedly fatally shot another man on the gaming floor of the Golden Nugget Biloxi Hotel & Casino early Saturday. A Mississippi judge set bond at $1 million. Jereme Lamond Jones of...

Ed Silverstein September 18, 2021

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana Land Speculation Scheme Leads to Indictment

An Indiana man was charged in a federal indictment with mail fraud after a plot surfaced over the improper purchase of properties near the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, prosecutors said. He was allegedly speculating on land purchases before the Gary, Indiana...

Ed Silverstein September 17, 2021

Nevada Casino Murder Suspect Released on Bail, Angers Victim’s Relatives

Prosecutors and family members of an Aquarius Casino Resort homicide victim are indignant that a Nevada judge set bail in the case. That allowed the suspect to be released before his murder trial begins. Earlier this week, bail was set at $250,000...

Ed Silverstein September 17, 2021

Nevada License Upgrade Delays at Airport Will End Soon for Casino Visitors and Others

Possible delays at Nevada airports caused by recent state-issued driver’s licenses are expected to end soon. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reported Tuesday the licenses are largely now scannable by high-tech equipment after a technology adjustment. Earlier this summer, new...

Ed Silverstein September 15, 2021

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana Controversy Ends, Lawsuit Withdrawn

An Indiana judge recently dismissed a lawsuit from Spectacle Entertainment shareholders against the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC). It related to a continuing ownership controversy over Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, which opened in Gary last May. Marion Superior Court Judge John Chavis...

Ed Silverstein September 15, 2021

Florida’s Seminole Classic Casino To Reopen After Air System Ruptures, 26 Injured

Hollywood, Fla.’s Seminole Classic Casino saw 26 people injured at Monday morning from the rupture of an air system, local officials said. The gaming property also was damaged. The casino was shuttered following the 9:50 AM incident. The gaming floor was scheduled...

Ed Silverstein September 13, 2021

Iowa’s Riverside Casino Site of Domestic Violence Incident

A domestic abuse case recently erupted at Iowa’s Riverside Casino and Golf Resort. During an altercation, a man allegedly struck a woman after getting into a dispute at the gaming property’s entrance. Lucas Benjamin Leonhard, 36, of Davenport, Iowa was charged with...

Ed Silverstein September 13, 2021

Pennsylvania’s Hollywood Casino Cleans Up After Half-Naked Man Poops in Flowerbeds

A 49-year-old Fitchburg, Mass. man was arrested this week for indecent exposure and public drunkenness. That's after a Pennsylvania state trooper spotted him defecating in a flowerbed outside of Hollywood Casino York. The unnamed man was seen squatting outside of the Springettsbury...

Ed Silverstein September 10, 2021

Nevada Casino-Bound Travelers Could Face Airport Delays From New Driver’s Licenses

Redesigned Nevada driver’s licenses could lead to delays at the state’s airports when passengers present them for identification. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents may have to inspect them manually, instead of the license’s barcode getting scanned. “The barcode on the back changed...

Ed Silverstein September 10, 2021